Die Geschichte veröffentlichen wir in der englischen Originalfassung.
Whenever I’m leaving for another country to study or to live, I always take with me a piece of my country in the form of an object. When I went to Bulgaria to study my first major I carried with me a typical folklore doll made by hand. Later, when I went to Serbia as a volunteer I took a ceramic skull as a reminder of the Day of the Death festivity in Mexico. Right now, I’m studying my second major in Hungary and I chose to take with me a leather made Mayan pyramid.
I chose this object due to several reasons. First of all, it reminds me of my country and its history; Mexico is a country where various cultures met. Second of all, it carries traditions that have been kept for centuries. It also reminds me the legends and stories of warriors that fought to keep their civilization alive.
Finally, I chose this object because the pyramids represent the work of hundreds of men, working under the sun and at night, creating a monument concerning their beliefs. In a way, I feel like each journey I make is my way of creating that monument that will represent my life. Therefore, everytime I look at this pyramid, I can see my life as a pyramid, where I am taking some steps in order to grow and someday, reach the tip of the pyramid, just as the Mayans did. (NACP)